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Predicted heavy snowstorm fizzles

January 19, 2012
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor   The weather pattern across Franklin County and most of the Intermountain West has changed. But large amounts of snow that were forecast on Wednesday did not materialize. King Smith, who keeps official records for the National Weather Service, said warmer-than-expected temperatures persisted throughout the night and kept...

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Resort gets new owners

January 19, 2012
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Resort gets new owners

By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor Chris and Anna Kunz, both recent graduates of BYU-Idaho, are the new owners of Riverdale Resort. Chris is from Montpelier and has a degree in Biology. Anna was reared in Houston and graduated in Advertising. The two took ownership on Jan. 1, 2012, after purchasing the resort from...

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Bear River Massacre commemoration set

January 18, 2012
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By RODNEY D. BOAM Citizen editor   The commemoration of the Bear River Massacre will be held on Sunday, Jan. 29, at 11 a.m., at the memorial site off Highway 91, approximately four miles northwest of Preston, just past the Bear River bridge. The memorial usually is an opportunity for the tribal members to...

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Winter storm warning for southeast Idaho

January 18, 2012
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor   There is a big change in the weather pattern and the National Weather Service is predicting several inches of snow accumulation in Franklin County by Friday. The agency issued a winter storm warning from Wednesday at noon through Thursday afternoon. The NWS said up to four-feet of...

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Prepare for winter weather

January 18, 2012
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ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor   This week’s expected wintery weather has prompted Preston Police Chief Val Sparrow to remind residents a winter parking ordinance is now in effect with the city limits. “I AGAIN want to remind residents that parking any type of vehicle on city streets during winter months is prohibited because...

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County’s first femal patrol officer on the job

January 18, 2012
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County’s first femal patrol officer on the job

By RODNEY D. BOAM  Citizen editor If you would have asked Deputy Karen Hatch, when she was in elementary school, what she wanted to be when she grew up she would have said a policeman. Now, years later, the married mother of two is living her dream. Deputy Hatch is the first woman patrol...

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Indians add three coaches

January 18, 2012
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Indians add three coaches

By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Preston School District officials have named three new coaches who will take over the reins of fall sports programs. Former boys soccer coach Brandon Lyon will now lead the girls team. Robert Bowles will coach the boys soccer team. And Bridgett Knapp will head the girls varsity volleyball...

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Water improvements – Fairview work on track to begin this spring

January 13, 2012
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor A professional services contract between Franklin County and the Southeastern Idaho Council of Governments (SICOG) was signed Tuesday for the administration of a $500,000 block grant to fund improvements sought by the Fairview Water District. Last November voters living within the district approved a $1.9 million bond to...

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Let’s Talk About It debuts tonight

January 13, 2012
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By CITIZEN STAFF  Those attending tonight’s (Wednesday, Jan. 11) free Let’s Talk About It first program of the year will delve into the book, “Having Our Say” by Sarah L. and A. Elizabeth Delany with Amy Hill Hearth. The book will be discussed at 7 p.m. at the Larsen-Sant Library.  (See the full story...

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Changes hands – Hansen Glass gets new owners

January 12, 2012
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Changes hands – Hansen Glass gets new owners

By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor A business that’s been a fixture on Preston’s State Street for 75 years has changed hands. Hansen Glass and Paint was recently purchased by Kenneth Hollingsworth. Hollingsworth has been an employee of the business at 15 N. State for 28 years, and started in 1981.  (See the full...

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